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Job Title:Professional Engineer GS-8XX-09/11/12/13/14/15

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMCAQEHA-820558-8XX-9X

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 08, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United StatesView Map
San Antonio, TX United StatesView Map
Lexington Park, MD United StatesView Map
Newark, OH United StatesView Map
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map
More Locations  (6)


United States Citizens


The mission of the United States Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests -- to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.  

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


These positions are being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are for anticipated vacancies. 

Positions may be filled at the GS-09, GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, GS-14, or GS-15 grade level

Basic Pay Range GS-09: $47,448 - $61,678

Basic Pay Range GS-11: $50,287 - $65,371 

Basic Pay Range GS-12: $60,274 - $78,355
Basic Pay Range GS-13: $71,674 - $93,175 

Basic Pay Range GS-14: $84,697 - $110,104
Basic Pay Range GS-15: $99,628 - $129,517


Pay will vary by grade level and geographic location.

This is a public notice and MAY be used to fill ANTICIPATED permanent, temporary or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations serviced by Wright Patterson AFB OH as vacancies occur during the open period. Term and Temporary appointments may be extended without further announcement.


Your application material will only be reviewed for vacancies received by the closing date of this public notice which match your desired geographic locations, experiences and competencies.  After the closing date you will no longer receive consideration for this public notice.



  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
  • Positive Education Requirement-transcripts must be submitted
  • May be required to sign a mobility agreement


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MAJOR DUTIES: (0801 General Engineering Series):  This series includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work of a special or miscellaneous character that is not specifically classifiable in any other engineering series, but that involves the application of a knowledge of such engineering fundamentals as the strength and strain analysis of engineering materials and structures, the physical and chemical characteristics of engineering materials such as elastic limits, maximum unit stresses, coefficients of expansion, workability, hardness, tendency to fatigue, resistance to corrosion, engineering adaptability, engineering methods of construction and processing, etc.; or positions involving professional work in several branches of engineering.

(0803 Safety Engineering Series):  This series includes positions that require the performance of professional engineering work to eliminate or control hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment and machine operations that may lead to injury to persons and damage to property. The work requires the application of: (1) advanced mathematical techniques; (2) professional engineering principles, methods, and techniques; (3) safety related elements of the physical sciences, ergonomics, psychology and physiology; and (4) safety principles, standards, practices, and analytical techniques.

(0806 Materials Engineering Series): This series includes professional engineering positions which are involved in the generation and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, and processes related to materials engineering science including considerations of cost, availability, fabrication, performance, and use) and the traditional engineering science disciplines (e.g., civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical); material sciences (e.g., the interrelationships of composition, structure, and properties), including nondestructive evaluation and inspection advising on the best materials or combinations of materials for diverse and specific uses; or developing and applying the means of testing, evaluation, life prediction, and standardization of materials and properties for use in engineering, architecture, and scientific designs and projects.

(0810 Civil Engineering Series):  This series included professional positions in the field of civil engineering, typically requiring application of general knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics underlying engineering, and specialized knowledge of: (1) mechanics of solids, particularly of soils, (2) hydraulics, (3) theory of structure, (4) strength of materials, (5) engineering geology, and (6) surveying. Positions in this series have responsibility for management, supervision or performance of: (1) planning, designing, constructing, and/or maintaining structures and facilities that provide shelter, support transportation systems, and control natural resources; (2) investigating, measuring, surveying and mapping the earth's physical features and phenomena; and (3) research and development activities pertaining to (1) or (2).

(0830 Mechanical Engineering) This series covers professional engineering positions involved in the managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work: involving the design, development, commission, manufacture, operation, maintenance, and disposal of mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components; and concerning the principles of motion, energy, force, and material properties to ensure mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components function safely, reliably, efficiently, and economically.


(0850 Electrical Engineering Series):   This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electrical phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electrical engineering. The work pertains primarily to electrical circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electrical energy for purposes such as motive power, heating, illumination, chemical processes, or the production of localized electric or magnetic fields.

(0854 Computer Engineering Series):  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily the application of knowledge of: (1) fundamentals and principles of professional engineering; (2) computer hardware, systems software, and computer system architecture and integration; and (3) mathematics, including calculus, probability, statistics, discrete structures, and modern algebra. The work pertains primarily to the research, design, development, testing, evaluation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems in an integrated manner.

(0855 Electronics Engineering Series):  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electronic phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electronics engineering. The work pertains primarily to electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information for purposes such as communication, computation, sensing, control, measurement, and navigation.

(0858 Biomedical Engineering Series):  This series covers professional engineering  positions involved in managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work exploring and using biotechnology to: enrich practices, techniques, and knowledge in the medical, physiological, and biological sciences; enhance and ensure the health, safety, and welfare of living (i.e., human and animal) systems; and create and improve designs, instrumentation, materials, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, artificial organs, medical systems, and other devices (e.g., systems, equipment, application programs, and components) needed in the study and practice of medicine with living systems.


(0861 Aerospace Engineering Series):  This series includes professional aerospace engineering positions involved in planning, research, development, design, test and evaluation, analysis, production, fabrication, operation, type certification, and/or maintenance of aerospace vehicles or integrally associated equipment. It also includes positions involved in investigating phenomena encountered in aerospace flight, monitoring and analyzing unknown or unfamiliar aerospace vehicles, piloting aerospace vehicles, developing aviation safety standards and regulations, and positions providing staff leadership and guidance related to aerospace engineering programs. The work requires application of scientific and engineering principles in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, such as aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, astro-dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, flight structures, thermodynamics, flight propulsion, and energy conversion and use.

(0893 Chemical Engineering Series) This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work involving: chemical processes utilized by industries and scientific technologies to produce useful products and systems; and the use of mass, momentum, and energy transfers together with thermodynamics and chemical kinetics to explore, extend, improve, and provide for existing and potential chemical and biochemical conversion processes.


(0896 Industrial Engineering Series) This series covers professional engineering positions involved in the managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work to determine, evaluate, predict, and advise on effective ways for an organization to use its production factors (i.e., people, equipment, materials, information, and energy) to make or process a product or provide a service.   

The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions. DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall. DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process.  Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA.  Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field.  Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their assignment.  These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management. Certification levels are determined by the level of responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training




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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade or equivalent.  Specialized experience must include experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization and as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section.


To view qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience and positive education requirement, click on the following link:




Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 





  • If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
  • Some DAWIA positions may be designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). In addition to DAWIA certification requirements, individuals selected for CAPS must also be a member of the Acquisition Corps at the time of selection or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position.  The selectee must sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.  If you are an Acquisition Corps member, please indicate your membership in your resume. 
  • Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements. 
  • The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.  
  • The employee may be subjected to random drug testing.
  • Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • The selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter. 
  • A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required for supervisory positions.
  • May be required to sign a mobility agreement.

All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment.



The Human Resource Specialist uses your latest resume to determine qualifications.  Wright-Patterson AFB is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those that you fail to list.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1.      Your resume

2.      A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.      Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 31, 2013.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 820558. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE:  The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:


·         Online Application (Questionnaire)

·         Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

·         Transcripts, if qualifying based on education

·         Verification of eligibility (Supporting documentation)

·         Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).


For more information on veterans’ preference click here.


If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: (937)257-6983
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
Dayton, OH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your application was submitted successfully.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United StatesView Map
San Antonio, TX United StatesView Map
Lexington Park, MD United StatesView Map
Newark, OH United StatesView Map
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
Falls Church, VA United StatesView Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map
Natick, MA United StatesView Map
Fort Worth, TX United StatesView Map

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